Back Bay, with its historic architecture and brownstones is a great neighborhood. Here you will find Copley Square, Newbury Street, Trinity Church, The Prudential Center and The Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium. The Back Bay Train Station is served by Amtrak from New York and points south.
Newbury Street: I always have to walk Newbury Street when I go to Boston. It is a charming eight blocks of boutiques, stores, galleries, bars and restaurants. The historic buildings were built in the late 1800’s. Add it to your list of to-dos!
The Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Massachusetts Ave.: Friends suggested that I visit the library which explores the life of Mary Baker Eddy, the religious leader, teacher and businesswoman. She founded Christian Science and started the Christian Science Monitor. I loved the Mapparium which is a three-story painted glass globe, from 1935, which showed the world map as it was when it was completed. I was so glad I added it to my itinerary. I enjoyed seeing the exhibits on Mary Baker Eddy’s life.